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APSU student is first Tennessean elected to National 4-H Council Board of Trustees

Tamira Cole, Jackson, is the first Tennessean elected to serve on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees.

Cole was one of six new members elected Oct. 1.

The APSU junior is a 12-year member of 4-H, recently serving as youth director and coordinator of the Tennessee 4-H Foundations Board of Directors.
Tamira Cole, Jackson, is the first Tennessean elected to serve on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees.

Cole was one of six new members elected Oct. 1.

The APSU junior is a 12-year member of 4-H, recently serving as youth director and coordinator of the Tennessee 4-H Foundation's Board of Directors.

As a Tennessee 4-Her, Cole was the state champion in personal development in 2002, West Tennessee Public Speaking Champion in 2001 and 2002, a Tennessee 4-H Scholarship winner, officer for the Tennessee 4-H State Council, member of the Tennessee 4-H All-Star Council, president of the Madison County 4-H Club and West Tennessee District All-Star Lesser Chief.

She also is the founder and director of the Book Bugs and Active Aces programs in Jackson.

Cole is pursuing a bachelor's degree in English at APSU. The magna cum laude Dean's List scholar was named to USA Today's All Academic College Team this year.

She will serve a three-year term on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees.
—Rebecca Mackey